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    Hi-I am seeking the service number and full name for F W G Emery of the RNZAF and any other details of his wartime service.

    Thanks,Philip

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    Philip,
    what about Frederick William George Emery no 1172338 (taken from AIR 78/52) ?
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    Hello,

    Are you sure about those initials?

    There was a P/O Raymond William George EMERY (NZ). Born: Auckland, 28-3-1915. Died: Auckland, 18-12-1982. Emery was a former NZ Test cricketer. Have no more details - maybe our Kiwi Mates can add a bit more.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Emery_(cricketer)

    Col.
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    The R W G Emery of RNZAF mentioned by Col was NZ404856, sailed from Auckland, NZ for Vancouver as LAC A/P u/t on 27/3/41 per AORANGI, graduated as a temporary P/O (GD Branch) on 4/7/41, but was tfd to the A&SD Branch on 20/12/42, so something caused him to lose his status as a pilot, probably medical reasons.
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    The New Zealand Emery is definitely the NZ404856 Raymond William George Emery mentioned by Col and David. There was no F W G Emery in the WWII RNZAF.

    The New Zealand man enlisted on 1 Dec 40 at Levin as an airman pilot under training.

    He was posted to the Reserve with the rank of flight lieutenant on 6 Jun 48.

    He features in a group photograph with three others 'of Britain's oldest air squadron' in front of a Hurricane that appeared New Zealand's 'The Weekly News' on 25 Mar 42 (page 25). The Air Force Museum of New Zealand holds copies of the paper and can provide a scan of the image for a small fee. Contact is info@airforcemuseum.co.nz

    For more information you could request a free photocopy of the papers that survive on his RNZAF service record as held by Personnel Records, New Zealand Defence Force. See here for further information: http://www.nzdf.mil.nz/personnel-records/nzdf-archives/

    The Wiki entry is misleading about his service. He 'served' as a member of the RNZAF on attachment to the RAF, not as a member of it.

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    That is just brilliant.That has solved my mystery and I can now apply for a copy of his service record from the New Zealand Defence Force.He made a forced landing in an Avro Tutor near where I live in 1941.

    Thanks very much,Philip

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    Philip,

    Do you have a date/location for the the Tutor incident?

    Col.

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